Fifa have suspended the former Germany captain and
coach from all football activities for 90 days following
his non-compliance in an investigation led by Michael
Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer has been banned from all
football-related activities for 90 days by the Fifa Ethics
The 68-year-old's suspension comes after he refused
repeated requests for assistance from Michael Garcia, the
former US attorney who has led a two-year probe into
corruption allegations on Fifa's behalf.
The particular offence is thought to relate to questions
regarding the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid, with Beckenbauer
having reportedly claimed that Garcia had "no power
whatsoever" to demand his co-operation.
The Ethics Committee's deputy chairman Alan Sullivan issued
the ban, stating that Beckenbauer has thus far been
temporarily suspended since a decision on the main issue
cannot be taken early enough.
The case has now been passed on for formal investigation
proceedings, with Vanessa Allard, the Ethics Committee's
investigatory chamber member heading the panel which will
decide whether Beckenbauer is open to further punishment.
Beckenbauer, who played 103 times for West Germany, won
the 1972 European Championship and 1974 World Cup as a
player before going on to coach his national side to the
1990 World Cup title.